AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and articulation of AARP’s public policies, research and insights on the 50+ and issues that matter to them, importing best global practices, and strengthening AARP's reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.
AARP Research is an integral part of Policy, Research and International (“PRI”) which includes AARP’s Thought Leadership group, the Public Policy Institute, the Office of International Affairs, and the Office of Policy Integration. The Vice President (VP) of Strategic Research Services will lead a department with the larger Research organization of three unique but complementary teams that support the research efforts of the larger Research organization and AARP. These teams include:
The VP will shape and direct an agenda for the department focused on high ROI research services that yield actionable insights and foster innovative thinking about how we approach research, knowledge management, and insights sharing. While insisting on the highest standards in supporting research and driving the growing reputation of AARP Research as a respected source of research assets, data and insights on the 50+, the VP will also be focused on driving a culture of curiosity and innovation within the Strategic Services team to bring in new solutions for the larger Research organization. As a key ambassador for AARP Research and our capabilities both internally and externally, they will be passionate about insights that drive impact and innovation and will facilitate strong client relationships and an external network of partners and advisors.
The responsibilities of the VP of Strategic Research Services will include the following:
The Vice President provides direct management of AARP employees including, but not limited to:
Operates in an environment requiring adaptation and agility with managing change. This position requires a high degree of innovation and conceptualization, balanced with a focus on execution.
Reports to the Senior Vice President of AARP Research. Interacts frequently with PRI leadership, PRI staff, and AARP’s leadership team. This position must be able to balance priorities and demands in a collaborative and authoritative manner.
Dedicated focus on continuous improvement with clear responsibility for maximizing value of AARP Research to PRI and the AARP enterprise.
AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.
This position may provide relocation assistance.
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.